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>> late night round two hours away. our earlier debate begins tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m. eastern. 8:00 p.m. from the reagan library in simi valley, california. i'll see you back here thursday night. we'll do apal sis, post-analysis. "ac 360" starts right now. geefr from the reagan library in simi. ka. tomorrow night 15 candidates in all, four in the early debate, 11 in prime time. two donald trump and dr. ben carson far ahead in the polls. one ahead from speaking. not far from here. donald trump stepped aboard the decommissioned uss iowa. he is being introduced right now. he is expected to talk about
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national security. he they are drawing protesters. sara sidner is with them. she joins us right now. what's the scene outside? >> reporter: i'll tell you, there is about 250 people, walking through the crowds, lots of different signs, anderson, behind me i'll flip you around. >> that is the uss iowa there. on the back of the uss iowa, trump is speaking. about a,000 people expected to attend the trump event. down here, these aren't folks who have tickets. they are angry with trump. they have all sorts of signs, this one here says i'm maddon alleged trump and you got other ones where you have lots of children here saying we're not illegals. there was a fight earlier between supporters and folks who want trump out, speaking don't trump at him. certainly, they're a very, very vocal crowd here tonight trying to get trump to hear their message while he tries to give his message to the crowd that's here to see him.
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anderson. >> all right, sara sidner, appreciate. that vice president biden took a veiled shot at donald trump a short time ago before a group of latino leaders, condemning his words, quote, a guy denigrating an entire group of people. will donald trump react? we'll see that. first, though, a preview of the debate and top 11 panelists. former top obama adviser david axelrod and done kipg and cnn reporter, nia malika henderson. donald trump the front-runner polk at 32%. also the oldest candidate on the debate stage. he got the most air time last debate. david axelrod, should he be doing anything differently this time? >> i this i the campaign is advancing. if he's serious of being a presidential candidate he can't tamper with what got him there.
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he has to show moments of substance and so bright that actually he can do the job. which is a problem for him. a lot of people don't think that at this point. >> let's put up dr. ben carson, 2nd placed in the polls. he was mild mannered. in the last debate he joked about how he didn't get enough air time to talk. he has to do more tomorrow? >> you can make the case that he has said less than donald trump has. yet, they are going unin the polls. should he change it? i think he will be pressed to change it. although trump will be more the center of the attention. it will be interesting. the other candidates are more worried about trump because there is a ability to spend his own money or ben carson, since you are using baseball cards, trump and carson never played a ball. never played aa ball being the government or being in the congress. yet, here they are in the major leaks. so there is something in the water this year. >> and it's early in the season in there no doubt about. that to the left of donald trump
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will be jeb bush a. zantd 3rd right now. he certainly has a lot of money in the bank. he he's a lot of money behind him. is he the candidate that needs to try to do something tomorrow to kind of break the trump's criticism of low energy? >> and to put the skids on what we seen as a slide. it showed up his inability to raise the kind of money they wanted tompblt i think he needs to, a, physical out a way to land a punch against donald trump. he's been doing that online and sort of on the stumpl. >> his argument is donald trump is not a true conservative. >> he needs to do it without sounding like ned sanders like a nerdy guy. i think he is embracing bying the nerd. if you look at rick schneider, of course the governor of michigan. >> that might be a model for him. but i think he just fell to the wayside in that first debate. didn't break through. he has to figure out a way to do
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it. not reassert his brand as a moderate. >> here's a danger, i think this is true, authenticity is the watch word. what he can't do is distort himself and try and be what he's not. >> yeah, exactly. make that flanders popular. >> ted cruz, he's got the second largest amount of super pack donations over bush over $37 million. he is only polling at 7%. david, what dunk he needs to do? he's chosen a different path. he is hanging around. he wants to be the alternative to trump if trump blows up. but he's got another concern i think. he wants to do well in iowa. carson is doing very well with social conservatives there. it's a big target for cruz. i wouldn't be surprised in some way he challenged carson tomorrow night. >> interesting. mike huckabee has been the most
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with evangelical voters. he only has 5% now. he was in the news with davis if kentucky who prefused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. what do you see him tomorrow? >> that was clear play for eadvantage gel cals who are losing in the courts and the fights. mike huckabee says the supreme court isn't the final word. the supreme court is the final word. the constitution says that. that's mike huckabee's point. trump is leading. ben carson, mike huckabee unlike ted cruz he doesn't have tens of millions in the bank. he is in a lot of trouble. we are looking in a race where perry dropped out. you look at christie and rand paul may have to look for the exits. >> scott walker came into the race with so much attention. people talked about him as being
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out in front. he's under performed by all counts. he's at 5% in the polls. >> head under performed in that last debate. his whole idea of himself is he is aggressively normal. that doesn't work particularly in this field. i'm sure it works in politics more. he recites them three times in the last four years. he's taken on the union. people want more than that. people want a sense he has charisma. he is thinking if you are boring that equals charisma. it doesn't really. >> he was the flavor of the month in may and june. he was going to be the guy that could bridge the gap between center right republicans and social conservatives and tea party republicans and he made a decision to dive way right to try and win the iowa caucuses and so now he's faced with the situation where people don't really know who he is. it's a bad place to be. >> carly fiorina, she is the only one to graduate from the i
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guess happy hour debate the last time around. >> dead man walking. >> to this debate. she came under fire by donald stone last week he was commenting about her face. he claims it was her persona. >> that doesn't make sense. what the u.s. she needs to do? does she need to sell herself to the american public? >> i think she has the greatest opportunity tomorrow night just as she did in that first debate. she will be the only woman on the stage. she presents herself with great clarity. she has shown a pen chant for taking trump on an winning, which is unusual in this group. i look for her to be a winner tomorrow night in that debate. >> rand paul went after donald trump hard, harder than anybody else, it didn't seem to do anything for him in the polls. he has talked already today of going after donald trump with both boards the time around even
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harder. >> he had the biggest exchange with governor christie, and paul taking the more libertarian, get the government out of this business, christie saying no way we need this. in a debate where we expect a lot of national security foreign pillssh whys, all guy was thought they were going to be different in that race, anderson, have been trumped by trump. >> let's listen into trump. >> i got here, any endorsement with so many veterans, hundreds of thousands of veterans, i really appreciate that. i did not expect it. i didn't expect it. i didn't ask for it. i will say this, i am with the veterans 100%. they're our greatest people. they're being treated terribly. the -- not only the number of deaths, that's tantamount, what's going on is incredible,
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but as of two weeks ago on wednesday, can vets had the longest wait in the history of the veterans as min strachlths you go in, see a doctor, you wait for days, for days, and it's not going to happen. not going to happen. if i win, believe me, it's not going to happen. one of the things i thought i'd do and i stress so strongly the veterans hospitals, obviously, they have problems, they're not properly run and when you have to wait long hours and long days and then in some cases have the doctor say, i'm sorry, i'm going on vacation, believe me, it doesn't get much worse than that. so we're going to create a whole new system. we're going to take this system apart and if they're not doing the job, the veterans are going to go to private doctors, private hospitals, public hospitals [ cheers ] >> and we're going to reimburse those doctors and those
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hospitals and you are going to get the greatest service of any veterans in any country because you deserve it. and that's going to be [ cheers ] >> that's going to be broken down into something that's going to be very special. right now, and you know it, we have illegal immigrants that are treated better, by far, than our veterans. that's not going to happen anymore. it's not going to happen. so, joe, i just really present it. so unexpected to be here as an honor. they don't build ships like this anymore, folks, you know, we don't do 'em this way anymore. i actually said what about recommissioning is this look at this. this largest guns in the world. the most powerful guns. i learned a lot about iowa. by the way, iowa is a great place for a lot of reasons, you know, we have been treated so well in the state of iowa, it's been incredible. number one on the polls and we love those people. they're great. so this is a great ship.
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okay, you guys, this is a great ship. that's a great state. i just want to say that we're going to come out with some plans in a very short time. we're going to be building up our military. we will make our military so big and so strong and so great and it will be so powerful that i don't think we're ever going to have to use it. nobody is going to mess with us. >> that i can tell you. [ cheers ] >> and we're going to have a president who's respected by putin, who's respected by iran, you know, let's talk about for two seconds, let's talk about the iran deal. now, obama, obama and his people call him the supreme leader of iran. obama talks about the supreme
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leader. well, i'm not calling him a supreme leader, but he said the other day. >> we were told there would be some specifics on foreign poichlts i haven't heard them so far. donald trump aboard the uss iowa. we will take a short break and update you when we come back on protests nearby. bring us your aching
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some of what he said has been well some have called irreverent. he says he is polling well with evangelical christians. the question is will that actually translate into more support from voters? more on that from our randi kaye. >> reporter: seven iowa republicans, all evangelical christians is there when its comes to choosing a candidates, does your faith and your beliefs come first? >> yes. >> only one in our group is sure he's voting trump. >> the relationship between him is between him and god. i am not the one here to judge. >> reporter: others in the group don't agree him one of the biggest issues, trump has never asked forgive ness from god. >> i think if i do something wrong, i think i try and make it right. i don't bring god into that picture. i don't. >> what it causes me to do is pray for him. because he will never know the peace that he can have from forgiveness. >> trump also raised eyebrows
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among the group when he said this. >> when we go in church and i drink my little wine which is the only wine i drink and a cracker, i do that as often as possible because i feel cleansed. >> when you hair donald trump say i have a little wine and a cracker and i feel cleansed. is that enough for you? >> i believe it represents in a symbolic fashion the body and the blood of our lord jesus christ. consequently, it is a serious. for me. so when somebody just makes it sound like, oh, yeah, i just do this, do that, that does bother me. >> i wish he was 100% sincere that he knew what xhoonion is about. that concerns me. >> reporter: this group heard trump say the bible is his favorite book. when asked about favorite scripture, it's too personal a question. >> when you become a christian, you want to tell others what
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happened to you. before i have been saved, i didn't care about telling anybody about jesus christ. >> so you are saying -- >> once i gave my heart to the lord, man, everybody needs to know how to go to heaven and i wanted to tell everybody. >> reporter: on other important issues like immigration the group as a whole is happy to see trump has the nerve to address it. they agree the southern border needs a wall. meanwhile, on the issue of abortion rights. >> the fact that at one point he supported abortion lites rights, now he is pro-life, he says she pro-life. >> for me either you are pro-life or you are not? that's where i'm at. >> if trump turns out to be the nominee, would you all vote for him? >> that is the one thing stwre to do. we have got to rally. he play not be the perfect person and there isn't a perfect candidate out there that has everything, but we are going to have to rally around whoever becomes the nominee.
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>> randy, what else struck you about what the group had to say? >> reporter: well, anderson, we know trump is polling well among eadvantage gel cals and not only in iowa, nationwide. we had one supporting ben carson, another rick santorum. another supporting mike huckabee. of course, they said in the end they would vote for donald trump if he was the nominee as you heard them say. he is not their top choice. i asked them why they think he is polling so well. they told me it's the same reason, he's bold, he's brash, he doesn't back down. they like that. the only. they're requesting from him right now is that he start reading the bible from cover-to-cover, anderson. >> randy, thank you very much. with that on the table, let's get some perspective from the president of the southern baptist convention ethics commission and trump supporter, cnn political commentator and political director jeffrey lord.
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thank you for being with us. donald trump has been increasingly talking about his faith in recent weeks. you say he's scamming evangelicals. how so? >> well, you have someone who is trivializing what evangelicals believe. look, i don't expect the president necessarily be able to find abaca quickly in the bible. i want him to understand the convictions many evangelicals have in this country without trivializeing those things in the way donald trump has. i can't judge doran alleged trump's heart. i can listen to his words and i can see his actions. we have a real character issue here with someone who speaks of women and denigrating terms and someone who boasts and bracks about their own morality. someone who made their living recing people's lives, then says he has nothing for which to ask god for forgive inside. that's troubling to me.
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>> jeffrey, one, you think he is leading among evangelicals at this point? >> i think as the report indicated, evangelicals are not one dimension am. they have more than one. they are interested in at a time. i noticed tony perkins from the family research council said more or less exactly. that i would take issue with the notion that he is scamming. i think you can like or not like donald trump. but there is no mistaking she a genuine soul. he's a nice guy. he's a good person. he has given millions and millions to charity. he's helped all kind of people not in the public eye. i think that certainly would get him a good reference in the food book as it were. but if a candidate is saying, you know the bible is their favorite book next to the art of the deal which he also wrote and he goes to church also. >> he only wrote one. >> he go es to church regularly, the church says he's not an
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active member of this chur. . when he talks about holy communion or the eucharist. the language he is using doesn't really reflect the seriousness with which many people see it. >> i would say this, we are here at the ronald reagan library, he signed an abortion bill into law. he redpreted later. ronald reagan was like donald trump i believe a presbyterian. yet as he went along in his later presidential life and prepresidential life, he met up with jerry falwell, became very interested. they became quite good friends. he did very well with the evangelical vote. i think that kind of. can happen again. i don't think he is scamming anybody. >> despite polling that has trump leading among evangelicals, correct me if i'm wrong, no pastor you have spoken to says they are supportsing him. how do you explain the
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disconnect if fast pastors and leaders don't follow him and the polls show the numbers this early on evangelicals by large numbers seem to be picking him. >> look, evangelical christians ought to be the last person to fall for huxsters and demagogues. we should have our conscience so shaped by the script cure we are able to recognize that sort of. . fortunately, donald trump is using the rets rick he is using and winning over virtually every dem graphic of the american population right now. that's why i think we need to deal with the issue of character. we need to deal with the issue of using language to divide the american people the way he is. really ugly and nasty ways often. with the question of ronald reagan, ronald range is not someone who just suddenly turned around and said he was pro-life with no explanation. ronald reagan never spoke of the many good things planned parenthood does.
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he wrote an entire book on the sanctity of human life. he spoke regularly why he cared about the unborn and how he would protect the unborn. if donald trump says that his sister would be a good candidate for the supreme court. this is someone who is a radical pro-abortion activist. so this is no ronald reagan. even more than that, ronald reagan was able to communicate a character and a vision of america that included everyone. it was hopeful and moved us into the future. that's not what we are hearing from donald trump. >> russell moore, i appreciate you being on the program. donald trump has finished talking, not offering specifics on national security that we have been led to expect. perhaps no surprise. we will talk about that ahead and bring you a live update on the protesters. we'll be right back. that reminds me... anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea... ...gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against occasional digestive issues.
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>> donald trump has just left the battleship. he was supposed to talk
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concepts. he did not. let's quickly go to sara sidner who is among the crowds. >> reporter: anderson, protestors have moved a bit near the uss iowa, as close as they can. these two plaque cars they believe that's where trump will be getting in and leaving at some point. we know some folks paid about or donated about $1,000 to the group putting on this event, veterans for a strong america. the protestors have been able to move quite close. as trump was speaking, they were booing, hoping he could hear them. because they say california is a state that has more immigrants than any other state in this country. and this is a wonderful place to be and no one should be told to leave the country. no humans are illegal. you can see the signs, they're creative. you got everyone from adults to children out here, anderson. about 250 people have come out saying that they don't really want trump as their president.
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they don't like the message and you have senators who came out talking about a bill that california has gone ahead and put forward a resolution to di vest from all trump property and any money that the public trust is putting into trump's properties and there is a lot of talk about that here in california. both politicians and regular citizens out here protesting trump. anderson. >> sara sidner, appreciate it. here at the reagan library, we are back with john king and two political analysts, gloria bornlg borger is him talking about veterans, he has talked about it on the campaign trail. other candidate versus raised issues as well. none perhaps as loudly and
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consistently as donald trump. not a lot of specifics from him on what he would actually do. >> no, he said again he will make the military strong and rebuild. he said, oh, they're all skeptical. i will let mexico pay. he says he will help veterans. again, when he says i will help you, he says the others will never be able to do these things, i have it, it's a special inc. stininstinct. rip up the old playbook, it does not aplay to donald trump t. voters that support him are so disgusted and distrustful of the senators and the governors, when he says these things, they want something different, whether it's donald trump or ben carson, that's where we are going right now. >> he has a hint. he was talking about his opponent says now we heard it a million times, very nice people. they're all very nice people. what he is saying is they're
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incompetent. >> low energy. they can't make deals. >> right. they don't know how to do anything there for the system. >> right. exactly and as he says, he used to be a part of that system. now he understands it. he's outside of it. so i think that is what we are going to hear tomorrow night. and he said, also, people are disgusted with our politicians. and he represents that. i represent you because i am disgusted with them. >> john, you covered a lot of campaigns. both of you have covered a lot of campaigns. it is a long slog between now and the first caucus the battles in iowa, in new hampshire. when does the elect toreate start to demand greater details? >> if you go back to this point four years ago, most republicans thought rick perry would be their nominee. romney was working in 2nd place. this race had structure. we have to give trump credit and structure. we thought this was a wave. he would implode.
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>> no one anticipated him this far. >> he is leading in iowa. he is leading in new hampshire. nobody votes for four months. there is a possibility six weeks out, a month out, maybe his numbers will go down, maybe. that's what most of the other candidates are depending on. they believe it's a reality tv show, it's not a real campaign. but in the meantime, several of them won't be there. rick perry has already gone a. few more will be gone by the time iowa votes. the question is, if there is this wave out there, do you want to get in front of it or behind it? do you take him on tomorrow night or do you have to make the case? the challenge for the guys with titles. >> by the way, donald trump leading the battle protestors. >> the chance is to break through with these people that don't trust them and say we need to win to govern. we are not just winning to get the building. once you win, you have to govern. i know you are frustrated. listen to me, trump is adding fuel to the fire by seeing
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disgust, disgust, disgust. >> a couple things to consider, first of all, when you look at this polling, over 66% are saying i haven't decided yet. so this is and the firm trump supporters are firm trump supporters. make no mistake about that. most of the voters right now are undecided. talking to the other campaigns, john is 100% right. i talked to somebody in the bush campaign the walker campaign. they were saying, you know, new hampshire voters are late deciders, notoriously late deciders. so we see are two aces, the outsider race, carson-trump. we will see that on the stage tomorrow night versus everybody who wants to be the alternative to those outsiders when they finally go away as they hope. as the establishment candidates hope. so they're all running in different lanes, right now. they're not, they're running to be the alternative to trump or carson. >> when you get a chance to make your move, your car has to have tires on it. >> exactly. >> the question is what shape
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will these guys be? jeb bush the the republican party's $100 million man. they are trying to keep him off life support. >> the fact that they will be spending $24 million this early in some of the states, they must be scared. >> why not, you know, this is a crucial moment for jeb bush's campaign. tomorrow night is really crucial for him. he has to show passion, energy, seriousness. contrast. right? with donald trump. what they're doing is they're launching this ad campaign. so while he does that on the stage, they can buttress it on the airways. look at the conservative record of jeb bush in the state of florida. just because you hear bush, don't think of bush 41. he's a moderate. let us tell you his story and let us also at the same time tell you, which they're also doing, that donald trump is an imposter. >> that he's not a conservative.
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>> rand paul will be running a commercial during the debate. >> right. >> tomorrow again trying to label donald trump as not a real conservative, which is the message jeb bush has been pushing for well. >> the club for growth in iowa making the same message. we are about to find out. this is the most conventional weapon. paid advertisement bs, will it work? that's the question. will it work? one more quick point, donald trump is above 30%. if he can stay close to that number as we move on, he's in a golden position. 25% of republican voters say they will not vote for jeb bush. jeb bush has to move that number. >> it's hard. >> he has to move that number. yet, donald trump can tweet and get as much coverage pedestrians as some of these commercials. >> right. that's the unconventional part of donald trump.
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he can also by the way phone in. he can phone in. we put him on the air. donald trump talks to us. you know the other candidates quite frankly are complaining about it to us. >> thank you very much. from leaving his campaign event as important his words will be tomorrow night here at the reagan lie prepare on that debate stage. body language could trump everything. next an expert shows where some of the candidates can improve based on the last debate. the challenges of keeping everyone working together can quickly become the only thing you think about. that's where at&t can help. at&t has the tools and the network you need, to make working as one easier than ever. virtually anywhere. leaving you free to focus on what matters most.
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>> good evening. we are live tonight in simi valley, california. tomorrow's republican presidential debates hosted by cnn now less than 21 hours away. research suggests body lange could be crucial. we got a take on where some of the candidates stand and where they have room for improvement. >> jeb bush. >> the man who was the front-runner in the beginning of all this, jeb bush.
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now he no longer is. >> i have a record in florida. i am proud of my dad and certainly my brother. in florida, they ga called me jeb. i earned it. >> he gave up authority by tipping his head slightly to one side or the other. when we hold up our head straight, we are in charge, we are confident. >> what does he have to do differently compared to the first debate? >> he needs to show up with more confidence and authority. a stronger personality. he needs literally to take up more space, aside from not tipping his head, he needs to crowd his podium, lean into it. >> here's a moment between governor bush and donald trump. >> you say the mexican government, the mexican government is sending criminals, rapists, drug dealers, across the border. governor bush has called those remarks quote extraordinarily ugly. i'd like you, you are right next to him, tell us, talk to him
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directly and say how you respond to that. >> you see a lot here. you see the way he's looking at trump and you see what trump is doing with his arms. what does it all tell us? >> it's a wonderful little play. what you see is trump completely ignoring bush. but bush again is deferring. he turns to trump and he says, all right, answer the question, but he takes a step back as he does so, which shows he is giving the stage to trump. >> this is a short clip. a very interesting moment with ben carson, who is number two in most of the polls. >> as president, would you bring back waterboarding? >> well, thank you, megan. i wasn't sure i was going to get to talk again. >> we have a lot for you. don't worry. >> what's fascinating to me is that he was complaining that he wasn't getting a lot of air time. yet when he does get air time. when the camera is on him, he's not connecting with the audience. his eyes are shut. he's looking down, it's as if
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he's having a conversation with himself. i think he needs to connect with the television audience much more strongly. he needs to look them in the eye. he needs to make his gestures to show more confidence and more authortative. >> to use sports terms, carly fiorina is moving' up to the division i dewitt the division ii debate. the first time, let's listen to her. >> only someone who will challenge the status quo of washington, d.c. can lead the resurgence of this great nation. ly do that. >> she is i think a force to be reckoned with. she is saying very tough things. she is coming across as quite strong in her language. yet she is softening it with a lot hoff affirmative nods, the tipping of the head and smiling. >> that warms her up. so you accept what she is saying because the body language says you can trust me, i'm your friend, i'm a nice person. >> you are telling me of all the candidates if you had to pick
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one to watch the close nest this debate. this would be the person to watch, carly fiorina. tell me why? >> she has by far the most difficult job. she is the only women in a sea of men. it puts the spotlight on her. it increases can scrutiny. she has to stands up to donald trump who we seen sucked up all the air in the first debate is and is likely to do so in the second? what works for one may not be effective for another candidate, done alleged trump likes to say he doesn't prepare at all for the debates. let's talk about this with brett o'donnell, president of o'donnell and associates working with lindsay graham's campaign and is helping senator graham prepare for tomorrow night's debate. you worked with then senator barack obama and worked with george bush against perry. how do you prepare a candidate against donald trump? >> i think you don't want to think about just donald trump.
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>> that is a mistake. if you teach your candidate to focus on him is the big mistake. the first. is get message and drive page out. >> their message. >>er that message e message to the public. if you are just debating donald trump, you are taking his bathe, really, you have toest r effectively counterpunch donald trump should he attack you. >> rand palm was aggressive in the last debate going after donald trump out of the blue. >> i think that's a mistake, you are playing into donald trump's hand. he made a living. he says he's an effective count puncher. if you go after donald trump first, you are playing into his hands t. best way is to drive your message. really the two people loving life in this primary right now are hillary clinton and barack obama because when the candidates are fighting amongst each other, they're not going against them. that's correct. >> in terms of body language is that something, a, you put a lot of stock into and, is it
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something you counsel clunts on? >> absolutely. >> really? >> there is so much, audiences say that they get as much as 65% of meaning from how someone says something not just what they say. and so if you think back in 2004, george w. bush, who i coached in the very first debate, had great substance. but he had a lot of problems with body language, lying on the podium, seeing. those sorts of things. you think back to the 2000 debates, al gore, same. seeing. >> looked at his watch. >> that was george h.w. bush looking at his watch. so body language, you may not intend to communicates something. but you might unintention ally. so we have to pay attention to how you say what you say, not just what you say. >> dr. ben carson really seems to defy a lot of the conventional wisdom of how you present yourself. he is very soft spoken. yet it comes off perhaps as authentic. people seem to like him. >> i think he is communicating
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an err of humility. the way he communicates. so people know he's smart. he's a neurosurgeon. so i think the way he communicates, the style that he uses says i'm a humble man, but i want to be your representative. i think a lot of people are taken to that. i'm very interested to see how donald trump confronts now that person tomorrow night. >> i have been watching your body language. i am taking notes, some free advice here. thank you very much. appreciatist. just ahead tonight arc wink and a nod, we are taking a look at some of the most memorable moments from debates passed. we'll be right back. ink you can print all you want and never run out. plans start at $2.99 a month. ♪
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